Girl’s Skirt No 18

Ready for some more holiday fun?  I’m excited to share a fantastic skirt I was lucky to test for E+M Patterns.  This unique skirt is actually great for any occasion but the scalloped detail really lends itself to playful seasonal prints.


This isn’t one of the fastest patterns that Allison has come up with but it is well worth the effort.  The scallops require some attention so you can get the curve just the way you want them.  It’s not hard, it just needs a little more time.  As I mentioned before, it’s so worth the time!

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The front of the skirt is a flat face and the back has 2 elastic casings.  Which is great for comfort and making sure the skirt stays up.  B asked if she could wear the skirt “forever and forever”.

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In general I’m adverse to paying for a pattern that I know that I can figure out myself and do it my way.  This skirt is something that you’d want someone else to have figured out already.  It’s totally worth getting the pattern so you don’t have to mess around with getting the scallops even.

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For my fun holiday print I chose Christmas cows.  B’s lovey is a stuffed cow and she can’t sleep without Mr. Cow.  She was delighted to have such festive cows on her skirt.

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The red trim is a snowman print that is a great contrast to the cow print.  I used the red trim to make the bow.   The bow is detachable.  It is sewn onto a safety pin so it can be removed when the skirt goes in the wash.  I find that bows sometimes don’t come out of the wash as nicely as they go in.

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As usual, the inside of the skirt is as beautiful as it is on the outside.  I think it may be because Allison doesn’t own a serger that she is really mindful of how raw edges are handled.  The inside of the underskirt is a felled seam and the waistband it completely encased.  The overskirt is also finished perfectly.  This is great skirt for gifting because the workmanship is impeccable.

If you need a beautifully classic skirt for all occasions, look no further.  Can’t you see this as an everyday play skirt too?  Or looking forward, it would be a darling Easter skirt.  As usual the tutorial is well written, clear and concise.  If you need another reason to get this fabulous pattern: it’s on sale for $4 until midnight EST on Thursday.  Then the price goes up to $8.  Head over the E + M Patterns to take advantage now!

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